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Of course the Galaxy S11 will bring significant camera improvements, Captain Obvious!

An oft-cited China-based leaker is playing Captain Obvious today, it appears, by saying that there will be a “new beginning” for the camera on Samsung’s flagships with the Galaxy S11. He also goes on to say that the Galaxy Note 10 will use the same primary camera module as the Galaxy S10 but with a new “technical feature.”

None of this is news. For years, the camera module that has been introduced with a Galaxy S flagship earlier in the year trickles down to the Galaxy Note series six months later. Samsung also has a habit of introducing major camera updates with the Galaxy S series.

Business as usual for the Galaxy Note 10’s camera

As we highlighted in our Galaxy Note 10 preview, the new flagship will have a triple rear camera much like the Galaxy S10. So it will certainly have the same S5K2L4 primary camera module as the earlier flagship. The only difference here could be the introduction of a three-stage variable aperture system. There haven’t been a lot of reports about this feature, just the one from this gentleman himself.

He claimed to have heard about the three-stage variable aperture from Samsung China engineers. Samsung’s flagships already have f/1.5 – f/2.4 variable aperture settings, and the Galaxy Note 10 is said to get a third f/1.8 setting. It would prove to be very useful for intermediate cases when the right balance has to be found because the conditions are neither brightly lit nor very dark. It would otherwise be business as usual on the camera front for the Galaxy Note 10, which will be completely unsurprising.

With regards to the Galaxy S11, we have already highlighted the importance for Samsung to deliver significant camera improvements with this device. Some of its rivals have done great things in this department so it’s high time that Samsung put out a true flagship camera phone on the market. We certainly hope that it does that.

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Gunter2
Gunter2

My first Samsung phone is my present one, the S9 plus. It’s overall the best camera on any phone that I have owned. This comment in this article “high time that Samsung put out a true flagship camera phone on the market” is absolutely ridiculous in my opinion. I have taken the time to look at camera reviews of Samsung flagships all the way back to the S4 and every year since then right up to an including the S10 Samsung has been in the top two best mobile phone cameras and the S10 got the best camera award in… Read more »

djcbs
djcbs

Ice Universe more often than not is just throwing clay at the wall to see if it sticks. Here’s how it goes:
1 – He makes generic statements about future products. Then:
a) it turns out to be true, in which case he claims “first to leak it!”
b) it turns out to be BS, in which case he says “Samsung cancelled it!”

Of course the S11 will have a different camera. Samsung changes something about the cameras every 2 years. The only thing left to change is the kind of sensor used.

bayfisher
bayfisher

yes that ice guy needs to find the right gig where it pays to be wrong.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

I hope for the s11 they do introduce a new camera and not rehash the same 12mgp one from the s7. Time to have at least 48mgp with minimum 10 X optical zoom and better software for night shots

Renan Caparroz
Renan Caparroz

It’s not so óbvious, Galaxy S10 use a sensor almost identical that one present on Galaxy S7, four years ago

samsungfan99
samsungfan99

TIL 2016 was four years ago 🙄